Kumasi, July 08, GNA - The National Security Coordinator is expected to appear before the Ministerial Committee probing the Ejura shooting incident, at its sitting on Friday, July 09, 2021.
Three other residents of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, would also be making an appearance on the same day, Mr. Kwabia Owusu Mensah, Media Liaison Officer for the Committee, confirmed to the media in Kumasi.
The Justice George Kingsley Koomson- Committee Chair, began its sitting on Tuesday, July 06, at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.
Witnesses so far invited included Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, the Regional Minister and Chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), and Brigadier-General Joseph Aphour, General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Central Command of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
The others are Lieutenant-Colonel Kwasi Ware Peprah, the Commanding Officer of the Fourth Infantry Battalion (4BN), GAF, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Agyemang Adjem, the Regional Deputy Police Commander and two Kumasi-based journalists.
The rest are Mr. Salisu Bamba, Ejura Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), and other national security operatives.
Two people, Nasiru Yussif and Murtala Mohammed, both in their 20s, lost their lives in the shooting incident, and had since been buried in line with Islamic tradition.
Four other people sustained gun-shot wounds in the violent demonstration, which led to the tragedy.
The incident was sparked by the death of one Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka, 45, who was brutally murdered three days before the mayhem.
In the heat of the riot, the protesters reportedly clashed with the security personnel leading to the death of the two young men.
The other members of the Ministerial Committee include Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a security expert, and Ms. Juliet Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbyte, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), with Ms. Maria Louise Simmons, a Principal State Attorney, serving as Secretary to the Committee.
The Committee has a ten-day mandate to complete its work and submit recommendations to the government.